Peres: No Reneging on Oslo
President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that there is no basis for speculation that Israel might renege on the Oslo accords if the Palestinian Authority declares statehood unilaterally in September.
“We are closer than ever to reaching a peace treaty with the Palestinians,” Peres insisted. “The threatening month of September can be turned into a ‘September of hope.’ In the short time that remains we can try to reach understandings. The Israeli nation desires peace and there is no one who doesn’t think a peace treaty can be reached.”